Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Nauru instead of Ecuador, you would:

Health

live 9.1 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Nauru, that number is 68 years (64 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.1 times more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Nauru, that number is 61.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 5.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Nauru, that number is 23.0% as of 2011.

Life

be 50.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 15.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Nauru, on the other hand, 7.4 children do as of 2020.

have 28.8% more children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Nauru, there are 21.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 98.7% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Nauru, that number is 30 km.

Nauru: At a glance

Nauru is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 21 sq km. The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific region. Germany annexed the island in 1888. A German-British consortium began mining the island's phosphate deposits early in the 20th century. Australian forces occupied Nauru in World War I; it subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic.

How big is Nauru compared to Ecuador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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